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by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Sat May 27 2017 22:41:14

PayPal Deal with Amazon Spells Bad News for eBay

By: Ina Steiner

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Amazon has figured out a way to allow PayPal balances to be used to fund purchases on its marketplace without actually accepting PayPal as a payment method. And that presents a major challenge for eBay.

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman provided a hint in January when he told Bloomberg he had been in conversations with Amazon. Now PayPal is offering Amazon gift cards - something that was unthinkable when eBay owned the payments company.

PayPal sent users an email this week with the following subject line: "Amazon.com Gift Cards are here," and an image of Amazon's logo on a gift card. 

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